The AT Celtic Folk Ceilidh Band ref: 6615

The AT Celtic Folk Ceilidh Band

The AT play original fiery, liquid dance tunes with ambient vocals. Formed out of a fiddle/guitar duo, they expanded in the last year with ambient vocals, virtuosic recorder, electric bass and jazzy drums, blending original Celtic style tunes with bluesy/jazzy shades and touches of psychedelia, creating an energetic Celtic groove. Aartwork play concerts and ceilidhs.

Art writes the tunes, drawing on his Hebridean roots and inspired by his maritime experience and leads the melody with Phoebe (Art’s daughter) a concert recorder player at the Royal College of Music. Claire picks up the jazzy guitar rhythms and vocal lines and effects. Merlyn from Nashville brings in the awesome drum beats with jazzer Oli doing magical things with his 6 string fretless bass. the band have been honoured to support Dan Walsh, Phil Beer and John Spiers as well as Liz Lochead (Scotland’s poet Laureate) this year and also run a boat stage for Maritime Festivals. The band went to sea this year (in the boat stage) to Brest in Brittany and performed at the Fetes Maritimes.


Event"They can always be relied upon to play classy, jazzy folk with unexpected key changes and original tunes which sound like you've known them forever. They have created a brilliant atmosphere at all of our varied events with consummate ease.
Pub gig“Thanks for an absolutely blinding night here. You really are true professionals and we will be more than happy to see you return anytime”
Folk event“The fusion of Art's stunning fiddle with Phoebe's mesmerising recorder playing are as good as I've ever heard, and I've been around a fair few years. Both the bass and percussion are also first class, and Claire's dreamy, haunting vocals help create a distinct trance-like atmosphere unlike anything I've ever experienced. Beautiful.” what they describe as Celtic [Folk] Fusion, a modern twist on folk, with a hint of jazz and maybe something else. However you want to describe their sound, it just works and is well worth seeking out”